#WOTR20 #EventHost #5YearFamily #AuthorSpotlight – Jillian Jacobs

Jillian Jacobs

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jillian Jacobs Lover of moose and wine. Co-host of this awesome 5 year event. Love to read, kinda like to write. And I’m all about positivity!

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I must have absolute quiet, even to the point I put on noise-cancelling ear muffs. And if I just sit down and go, I can get words down, it’s the finding long periods of time to focus that are hard.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Honestly, I love it when readers are willing to take a chance and buy a new authors book. That always makes me happy.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

TJ Klune. Ad Ellis got to meet him and she took a pic with him for me.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I have no schedule. I’m a writing doosh-canoe at the moment.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

As an author, the very first time you hold a paperback is pretty awesome. But as just me, the day I met Becca Stevens the founder of Thistle Farms. And what made that special was I was with my WOTR Team.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I feel like my Kindle is my most prized possession because I need to get a new one but I’m holding on to this one like it’s some kind of ancient treasure. My most prized possession in a hand held book though, hmmm…all of the ones I’ve kept to read again in the seven thousand bookcases I have.

What are your social links?

Website: www.jillianjacobs.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreenMooseProd
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenMooseProd/
Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/JillianJacobsAMZAuthorPage
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/JillianJacobs

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

Go to my website jillianjacobs.com But here is my book list with mini-descriptors

STEAMY NOVELLA!
Insider **99cents**
Trapped together, raw passions are exposed and years of denial culminate in an insatiable desire for more.

CONTEMPORARY COUPLET
FOR APRIL **99cents**
FOR RYAN
What happens when a tattooed bad boy falls for a Senator’s daughter?

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE SERIES
Ember’s Center Book 1 **99cents**
Start the O-Line series with a love triangle. Star football player or trusted counselor? Who would you choose?
Rachel’s Guard Book 2
One hidden secret. One tragic mistake. Two lives converge to discover one final truth.
Maude’s Score Book 3
He knows how to play the game, but can he win when the stakes turn deadly?
Clayton’s Star Book 4
A Hollywood starlet fearlessly prepares for danger but is unprepared for the perils of love.
Erik’s End Book 5
Families aren’t always bound by blood.

PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Water’s Threshold Book 1 **99cents**
What happens when a water-girl falls for a sexy scientist?
Fire’s Field Book 2
Fire plus witch equals steamy romance
Air’s Vision Book 3
She sees aura’s. He’s finally grounded. Together they complete the Elementals trilogy

M/M
Spotlight
Can they find a new rhythm for their love? Or are too many past mistakes in the Spotlight?

Website: www.jillianjacobs.com
Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/JillianJacobsAMZAuthorPage

#Wotr20 #Review – Before Him Comes Me by: Alexandria Sure


Faced with an unexpected choice, a simple nod is all it will take to change the course of Zara’s life.

Bound to a life predetermined by the restrictive traditions of her community, Zara is offered a glimmer of hope by a complete stranger, a man selected for her. She can choose to walk away from the life she has been trained for.

Make new friends and lose her best friend.
Explore new places and lose her home.
Find herself and lose herself.

Will Zara nod and risk everything she knows to discover who she is meant to be?

**Disclaimer**

Although this book is BDSM theme it is not an erotic/a genre. No Sex scenes invovled, BHCM is categorized as a NA Contemporary Romance Genre.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26483476-before-him-comes-me?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=bBj0SDbMso&rank=3

Review by Tenise

3.5 rounded up to 4

I borrowed this book from Kindle Unlimited.

Zara was groomed her entire life to be a submissive. Her life was never really her own and her future had already been decided. Zara has a mind of her own, Hope’s and dreams. She has resigned to know none of these things will ever be a possibility for her. Her life and future have already been decided for her by her father and the other members of The Kings Council.

Ceremony day has arrived and Zara reluctantly gets ready- she has been dreading this day. Then at the last moment, Zara is offered a choice- continue on with a life that has been decided for her or follow her own path. What will Zara choose?

The plotline for Before Him Comes Me was very original. I can’t say I have ever come across a BDSM themed book or any book for that matter that has been quite like it.

I really felt for Zara, she was never allowed to think for herself. To be herself. It was interesting to follow her on her journey, to see if she thought the decision she made was the right one. Because, no matter what path she chose, she would have to live with that choice for the rest of her life. (less)

 

Alexandria Sure is from Michigan and adores her supportive family, her two rescue pups, and her mighty Spartans. Her coffee obsession leads her to writing in local coffee shops where characters come alive between salted caramel lattes and large cups of “cold brew extra cream two Splenda,” which are usually on the counter when she walks in because the baristas know her car. (Thanks, Biggby!)

When she is not writing, she spends a great deal of her time perfecting her craft. She is an active member of Capital City Writers Association and attends several writing conferences each year.

Sure’s first novel, Before Him Comes Me, is an unconventional romance of self-discovery, described by readers as “the first BDSM book with no sex.”

https://alexandriasure.com/

#WOTR20 #Review #SeriesStarter #5YearFamily – Soul Journey, Soul Series Book 1 by Miranda Shanklin

Soul Journey (Soul Series Book 1)

It has been many lifetimes since the cycle began.

The cycle that still haunts Annisa Lawson.

A spell cast in desperation to help, which only caused heartache.

Now, Annisa has found her way out of the varying repeats of her past; only to bring more danger to herself, and those around her. Now she must learn to survive with the help of her friends: Chase, Penelope, and Landon have all gone through each life cycle with Annisa. Sometimes helping, sometimes hindering. Now that Annisa has broken the cycle of their collective punishment, she finds that she needs her friends more than ever to keep their enemies, known, and unknown, at bay. As the group of friends learn of their souls’ journeys through their many life cycles, they must also learn to control the magick they have discovered within themselves and each other, in order to defeat the most feared assassin in their world.

Goodreads

This is a fun, quick read with a blast of supernatural! The book is categorized as YA (I believe because of the age of the characters) but is more on the NA side (as there are some adult situations that at times make it a little more adult-y). First, this cover is gorgeous and super eye catching and second, the synopsis sounds like a great read. I am a sucker for just about anything paranormal. I dive into this story head first and before I knew it was the end! The author was very clear with the world and character building. This is a story of witches that basically are reincarnated and go through life cycles over and over again. The reason they stand out is that the four main characters are cursed and have to not repeat past mistakes…but not in this life time. Annisa finally makes a decision that breaks this punishment but now the punishment is over they are faced with a lot of situations that no one can really help them with as they have never made it this far in past lives. One of the things that I didn’t care too much for was the fact that the four teens break the punishment with almost no struggle (well, some teen angst) and as they come together they don’t really have any struggles on a teen level anymore. So I feel like there could have been a little more of a story with some other types of struggles but that didn’t make me stop reading. The bond the teens form is unbreakable and just works. The villains in this story are some of my favorite! And once they are introduced into the story you will totally understand why. As for the story as a whole, I am definitely going to continue as I would like to see what other types of struggles and issues the teens come up against. I am looking forward to how the story progresses and how the author continues to grow. Super intrigued here!!!!

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Miranda Shanklin

Miranda Shanklin lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and the family security system, a 100 pound lab named Fido. Paralegal by day, mom/wife by night, she writes during those rare but precious moments of downtime. An avid reader her entire life, Miranda’s dream was to someday become an author. That dream was realized in 2015 when her handsome and intelligent husband said three beautiful words: go for it.

#review #MC – Breathe for It (Hellions Ride On #4) by Chelsea Camaron

Breathe for It (Hellions Ride On #4)

Life rarely gives us a second chance at love. These two find it in this passion-fueled ride.

Crunch
I don’t know where it all went so wrong. I was born a Hellion. I breathe for the club life, but at every turn, I put it all at risk.
I am Rhett “Crunch” Oleander.
I am still finding my way since losing the one person who meant the most.

Jennissey
Once upon a time, I believed everyone had this good inside of them. Now, I see the darkness in every single person.
I am Jennissey Rose Rivera.
Family over everything, even if it kills me inside every single day.

She’s the only taste of Heaven he’s ever had. When given a second chance, he’s refusing to let go. The question is, will she walk away again or hang on for the ride?


Goodreads



I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

Rhett and Jennisey…what a book!!  Rhett is Sass and Tank’s 2nd son.  His road name is Crunch.  He is a hot ass mess.  His addiction and bad attitude have made sure that not may like to be around him let alone trust him at all in the club.

Jennisey was the opposite of Crunch.  She was dedicated and hard working but loved and loyal to a fault.  She would do anything for the people she loved and did, in fact, do everything for those she loved even if it broke her heart in the process.

This story is not pretty…yes its romance but its not all hearts and flowers.  These two go through some shit ya’ll.  They have to deal with their past and now the present before they can have a future.  The story is hard at times and as to not spoil anything because that is a shitty thing to do, I am just going to cut this quick and say…..love isn’t always beautiful in the beginning.  Its hard and takes work which these two definitely do.

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams.

She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

#WOTR20 #Hockey #Series #Review #SeriesStarter – Just Say Yes, Indianapolis Eagles Book #1 by Samantha Lind

Just Say Yes (Indianapolis Eagles, #1)

What will it take for her to Just Say Yes?

Scott Taylor has the perfect life. He gets to fulfill his dream playing professional hockey, has a loving family, and a tight group of friends. But the one thing missing in his life is a partner to come home to. He knows exactly who he wants to fill that position – the only woman he has ever loved. The one who got away, who constantly consumes his every thought. What it would take to get her to Just Say Yes to a second chance?

Becca Phillips is an independent woman who has made her career as an ER nurse a priority in her life. She has a loving family and a best friend by her side, but she can’t seem to get over her first love, Scott. Insecurities led her to break up with him years ago when he started climbing the ranks in professional hockey and, for eight years, Becca has avoided Scott when he returns home each summer. Can she overcome her fears and allow love back into her life? All she has to do is Just Say Yes to the one and only man she has ever loved.


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I purchased the audio book of this novel.

I love reading or listening to a “new to me” author.  When I saw this author will be attending my favorite author event and she wrote about sports characters, I had to grab a book.

This is a great 2nd chance love story.  Who doesn’t love a 2nd chance story????  I am a sucker for it for sure.

Becca and Scott were love at first sight kinda kids.  But as life threw curves balls and Becca’s insecurity got the best of he,r she leaves the love of her life.  Now 8 years later Becca realizes she is missing the man of her dreams.  She decides to not avoid seeing Scott when he visits this summer.  She is prayig he too will want to try and rekindle things.

Scott has it all.  He has homes, money, and is important on his hockey team rocking the captain title.  The one thing he doesn’t have is Becca.  She is the one who got away.  He is determined to get her back and make her see she is the right woman for him, and he is the right man for her.

The story is a sweet but sexy story of the two reconnecting and figuring out if they are the one for the other.  I loved seeing Becca and Scott opening their eyes and making room in their heart for the other.   I also love the side story of Becca and Scott’s best friends who too have seem to have found a love connection whether they want to admit it or not.

The story has some insta-love elements but since these two date for high school and college it is easy to see them slip back into their relationship routines.  One of my favorite things about the characters are their abilities to want to best for the other half.  Scott is out to show Becca how important she is and Becca is all about supporting Scott in his time of trial during his hockey season.  They both really do compliment the other and their history is shown really well.

The audio voices in the book were amazing.  I loved listening to the differing voices for Scott and Becca.  I hope when the rest of the books are done, they continue with the two people because they did a great job bringing the characters to life for me.

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music. You can connect with Samantha on her website, www.samanthalind.com.

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Krystle Able

Krystle Able

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I am a multi-genre author who writes mostly romance, paranormal, and thrillers, although I do have women’s fiction releasing in 2020, as well as three YA titles which will publish under K.I. Able. I am from central Illinois and lived here my entire life. When I’m not writing, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and hanging out with my kids and husband.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I like to write in the quiet. A corner of my bedroom is set up as an office and that’s where I like to write most of the time, although I do like to go out to Panera once in a while. I don’t snack while writing very often because the keyboard gets dirty :/ but I do always need either a coffee or iced tea to drink.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love signings because I get to be surrounded by sometimes a few hundred people that all love the exact same things I do. Everyone in the room has something in common.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Tarryn Fisher, Caroline Kepnes, and Colleen Hoover

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I am a freelance web content writer in addition to being a fiction author so I feel like I am writing from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed most days.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Signing at WOTR last year is up there 🙂

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

surprisingly no

What are your social links?

facebook.com/krystleableauthor

instagram.com/krystleable

krystleable.net

facebook.com/groups/krystlebookclub

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

amazon.com/author/krystleable

#WOTRAuthor #REVIEW – A Girlfriend For Christmas by Aly Grady

When a blizzard prevents teacher Caroline Crawley from getting home for the first Christmas after her mother’s death, a stranger makes her an offer she can’t refuse.
Dr. Colin Pepper is traveling home, but without the non-existent girlfriend his family is expecting.
Can a pretend girlfriend be Colin’s true Christmas miracle?

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

This book was simply adorable and sweet. I usually go for the smutty and sexy books but I have to say that this is one of my favourite little reads.

Caroline and Colin end up meeting at an airport while they’re trying to make their way home to their families. Well insert a random guy asking a random girl to be his fake girlfriend to bring home to his parents and the rest is history.

I enjoyed every side character and they’re respective role in the story.

Colin is sweet and caring and Caroline is feisty and fits in perfectly with his family. This story was shorter but perfect.

If you want a swoon-worthy read for the holidays, pick this one up!

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Sutton Bishop

Sutton Bishop

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Sutton Bishop (Please cut the following info as you want. I’m sure I’ve provided far too much. 🙂 )

I’m a Midwest mom of four—two of each, ranging from 18 to 26-years-old, and married to the love of my life. I have degrees in anthropology, forensics, and history. Traveling is my passion, most notably to places where I can explore the past.

Afraid to Fall, Ancient Passages Book 1, is my debut romance and is set in Guatemala. I am most comfortable writing from what I know. I’ve visited almost all of the countries in Central American, spending the more extensive time in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Guatemala. In Nica, I work with young girls who have been sexually assaulted and removed from their homes. I’m astounded by their warmth, spirit, and grace. I have an even deeper affinity for Guatemala; one of my sons is Mayan.

When traveling, I immerse myself, absorbing history, culture, and peoples’ stories. I take tons of photos, with permission, and journal. The majority of my storyboard photos for Afraid to Fall are mine, and they triggered memories and helped create story threads. This is also true for Afraid to Hope, Ancient Passages Book 2, releasing early 2020. Afraid to Hope is set in Morocco. Readers first met the main character in Afraid to Fall. (Yes, I have have traveled to Morocco for archaeology.) At this time, Book 3 will be set in Europe.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I’m fortunate to office out of our home. I listen to different play lists, depending on what kind of scenes I’m imagining and writing. I primarily work in Scrivener off my Mac and an extra-large monitor, so that I’m able to move between research, notes, and the story. My desk is large and my chair is adjusted to fit only me. I also have a foot rest for my very short legs (I’m 5’2″). I scrap writing when there’s a bunch of stuff going on (like painters this past summer or when outr internet was down for a day shy of eight weeks) or we have company or family staying with us.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love to interact with new-to-me readers, my readers, and the romance tribe, including getting to know other authors.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Amy Tan, Margaret Atwood, Diana Gabaldon, Megan March, Anne Lamott, Jane Austen, Isabel Allende, JK Rowling, Mary Shelley, Dan Brown, Nicolas Sparks, Robert Ludlum, Booth Tarkington, Dr. Seuss, Clive Cussler (I could go on and on.)

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

It’s a combo. I’m consistent when there aren’t any tasks on my family/mom/wife task calendar.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I have two: 1) Receiving the first proof of Afraid to Fall. I cried. 2) Watching Afraid to Fall being printed by the local printer I use. OMG!

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I still have all of my childhood books. I grew up with little and received a book on my birthday and at Christmas every year. My mom dated and wrote in each one. They’ve become even more special after she died.

What are your social links?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/SuttonBishop Facebook: http://bit.ly/2CyWgAv

Author Sutton Bishop’s Posse: http://bit.ly/2C8rjDb Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsuttonbishop/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/authorsuttonbishop/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuttonBishop2 @suttonbishop2

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

Amazon (Kindle, KU, and paperback): https://amzn.to/2AmLLPl
Barnes & Noble (paperback): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/afraid-to-fall-sutton-bishop/1129518220
Signed Copies: https://www.authorsuttonbishop.com/signed-books.html

#Review #YARomance #SeriesStarter #Standalone Waking Up in Vegas (The One Series, #1) by Natasha Preston


 

There are bad hangovers, then there’s waking up married to your brother’s idiot friend.

On the trip of a lifetime, a drunken Wren and intoxicated Brody stumble upon a wedding ceremony and decide to tag along for the ride. But being spectators isn’t quite wild enough when you’ve got tequila in your toes, and before either of them can stop what they’re about to do, “We now pronounce you husband and wife.”

Once sober and home, the incompatible newlyweds try everything within their power to end their pantomime marriage. Unfortunately for them, the promise and vows they made to spend their life together now aren’t as easy to break as they’d once hoped.

Especially not when Brody starts to have a change of heart.

Book one in a new standalone series.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46259036-waking-up-in-vegas

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Waking-up-Vegas-Natasha-Preston-ebook/dp/B07YB1PPQQ/ref=sr_1_22?keywords=Natasha+Preston&qid=1575059409&sr=8-22

When your siblings and best friends are all going to Vegas to celebrate a 21st and our dying to go but there’s only on thing your only 18 yep that’s exactly were Wren is. So she’s force to play nice and ask the birthday boy Brody if she can to along so that she’s not left out , after torturing her he finally gave in and agreed that she could come. This was going to be the best holiday that the 6 of them were gong to go on. Drink we’re flowing, gambling and all the fun things were going on for everyone else but Wren but she was finding tons to do wit being underage.  Brody had seen Wren with not her guy and not liking that at all the next night sneaks away from the guys and go to make sure she isn’t going to me the guy and get into i any trouble well one thing leads to another and when they say what happens in Vega stays in Vegas isnt always true for these two, especially when you get drunk and tie the knot. Now back at home they must try to figure out how to end their marriage as quickly and quietly as pointe with any of their family member finding out. Easier said then done. This book was absolutely amazing, hilarious, heart wrenching and all of the feelings definitely a must read.

Review by Twinsie Dee

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Cellar and The Cabin. Romance and YA Thriller writer, Tom Hardy enthusiast, and always buried in a book.

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Cindy Tanner

Cindy Tanner

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Cindy Tanner. As an only child that grew up on a farm in rural Indiana an overactive imagination developed out of necessity. I started making up stories before I could write. I love animals and have a tendency to collect the ones need a home. I love reading as much as I love writing and cannot stay in one genre for either!

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

When I’m writing I need music to set the mood for whatever scene I’m writing *wink* and snacks (Reese’s pieces or peanut butter M&M are my favorite)

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

BOOKS! Getting to buy new books, getting to talk to people that love books as much as I do, and best of all getting to talk to the author that created the awesome stories I love reading!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Diana Gabaldon

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

When I can keep a consistent schedule I feel invincible however I let life (and my son) distract me more than I should. I do dedicate time everyday to write even if it is just a few hundred words on my phone.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Goofy’s Big Race. It was my Dad’s favorite book to read to me. He quoted it to me growing so many time especially when I would get frustrated when things weren’t happening as fast as I wanted. He passed away about a year and a half before I had my son. I still have the copy that my dad always read to me. Now I read it to my son. It means the world to me to be able to share something with my son that I enjoyed so much with my dad.

What are your social links?

Website:
https://www.cindytanner.com
Instagram:
www.instagram.com/cindytannerauthor
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/authorcindytanner/
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/CindyTannerAuthor
BookBub
https://www.bookbub.com/profile/cindy-tanner

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Cindy-Tanner/e/B0746RHQ9N

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